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CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
increases start in january unless congress reaches a deal. >>> former cia director david petraeus will be testifying behind closed doors today in the senate select intelligence committee. for more on that now we want to turn to foreign struggle of reuters who is in the national security editor at rueters. thanks for coming on. what are the members of congress looking to hear from david petraeus about? >> they have a lot of questions. they want to know what the cia did to try to move its forces to help the attack and try to protect the consulate. but even more particularly than that, they want to know what the cia told the administration about the cause of the attack and by the explanation seemed to shift from an attacker that grew out of the protest over the entire muslim film throughout the middle east to the explanation later that was a terrorist attack. >> give an update on the efforts to track down those involved in this attack where we since september 11th. >> if you recall shortly after the attack, president obama said he would spend no effort to track down those who were in
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
, you need to tell me the head of the cia uses gmail? [inaudible] >> to communicate? it just struck me that i'm very concerned about the. and, obviously, there will be some areas into this but i see this coming, and apparently he has agreed to testify, as he should, like everybody involved should be testifying in his and provide as much openness as possible. i look forward to the committee taking a lead on that. [inaudible] >> some of your colleagues on ssi, senate republicans are time of making a deal with with democrats to find a compromise. first of all, what do you make of those efforts? second, how far are you willing to go to to strike an immigration deal with democrats? >> well, that is a good question and i wouldn't have been surprised if i didn't hear it. i think that, i seen a bit of a pattern over the years of people coming into this congress and taking a look at the immigration issue and thinking that they have been negotiation skills to resolve one of the most complicated and convoluted and far-reaching issues that i've seen in this congress. i do think there is a simple s
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice because his certainly clear from the beginning that we knew those with ties to al qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy and clear the impression given in information given to the american people was wrong. in fact, ambassador rice said today absolutely was wrong. i don't understand the cia said clearly that that information was wrong and they knew by the 22nd that it was wrong, yet they have not cleared that up with the american people. the president of the united states also talked about the reaction to the video of the attacks of benghazi. what troubles me also is obviously the changes made for the unclassified talking points were misleading, but just to be clear when you have a position where you're ambassador to the united nations, you go well beyond unclassified talking point in your daily preparation for that job and that's struggling for me as well why she wouldn't have asked and the person who doesn't know if you thought the senate on every single show. in addition, the fact that it's not just talk
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am EST
crumpton is a legend. and after 24 years in the cia clandestine services, he became a little more public by helping then-secretary of state condoleezza rice coordinate the counterterrorism efforts around the world. he went even more public this past year with a book, a very well-received and well-reviewed book on "the art of intelligence." and behind those emerging from the world of shadows was a driving desire and ambition to educate american policymakers and especially the american public about the needs and uses of intelligence in our hyperconnected world of asymmetrical threats. but before that he created his signal legend in afghanistan where he took roughly 110 cia officers and 400-plus special operations forces to overthrow the taliban. mission accomplished, really, in a few very long weeks. so we'd like to start there, mr. ambassador, and say how did you get that mission, and how did you come up with that plan? >> shelby, thanks for the opportunity to be here. it was an intelligence mission first and foremost. if we look at afghanistan, and we deployed the first teams into afghan
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 9:00am EST
chief cia analyst joined a group of foreign policy experts to look at the challenges facing the next white house including how to deal with iran's nuclear program, prospects for an israeli-palestinian agreement, and clashes in syria. the middle east policy council is the host. it's about two and a half hours. >> before we go to the distinguished panel, i want to make introduction remarks just to set the stage, and then the panel will speak, and then we will have questions. this is about policy choices facing the next administration, whoever's going to be leading it. he is going to have some decisions to make. on israeli palestinian questions, will the next administration resume the peace process in order to seek resolution of this conflict through establishment of the two-state solution. will he be willing to extend political capital on this? is it in the national security interest of the united states to solve this and get a two-state solution to this. various members of the current administration said so, and if it's true, it would be good to succeed. there are others who are not s
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
with the debate that went on between the department and the cia. if you look at the strikes over the past four years in 2010 we had 123 strikes. the numbers have been dropping fairly precipitously with the highest number of strikes we have engaged in a and anybody in this audience knows president obama six times more drone strikes in the first term than george will you bush and his two terms in office. now the numbers of the strikes are up 40% in 2011 they have about 25% in that point in 2012 and i think this is a very good thing. you know, mainly because we shouldn't employee at all the time. he had the most important army chief of staff general chianti and he said why have you done 300 strikes it doesn't add to the i think that is a good point and if you look at the vision of the strikes and the the date of how many were civilian we at the new foundation think that the civilian is now very low in the single digits but certainly there is a civilian casualty problem in pakistan that we enjoy the favorability rating down from about 20% and they are part of that story of the cost of the successf
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
that went on between the state department and cia. if you look at the kind of grown drone strikes of the past four years, in 2122 drone strikes. the numbers have been dropping fairly precipitously since then. that's the highest number of drone strikes we've engaged in. as anybody in this audience unsure knows, president obama has authored six times were drone strikes in his first term than george w. bush in his two terms in office. now, the numbers of drone strikes have dropped 40% from 2011. have dropped about 25% in 20 oh but i think this is a very good thing. mainly because with a tactic doesn't mean we should employ all done. t. yani, the most important person in pakistan, general kayani. and he said if you keep going to the top 210300 drone strikes ways it doesn't add up. i think that's a good point but if you look at the victims of these strikes, a debate about how may of them are civilians and we at the new america foundation think it's a fine casualty rate is not very low in the single digits. but certainly there is a civilian casualty problem pakistan, you know, we enjoye
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
with ambassador rice, and director of the cia. significantly troubled by -- [inaudible] evidence leading up to the attack on our consulate. tried to suggest -- [inaudible] and whether ambassador rice was prepared sufficiently in order to give the american people correctly the depiction -- [inaudible] it's clear the information she gave the american people was incorrect your she said it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by -- it was not. there was compelling evidence at the time that that was certainly not the case, including statements by libyans as well as other americans who are fully aware people don't bring rocket propelled grenades to spontaneous events. [inaudible] >> bottom line, i'm more concerned now than it was before that the explanation of a how the four americans died in libya but i think does not do justice to the reality of it. at the time and in hindsight clearly was clearly wrong. so here's the key thing. in real-time, the state now is disconnected from reality. [inaudible] jump out at you. this was an al qaeda storm in the making. i'm very disappointed in our intel
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
career and nonpartisan public service. at the cia, i was able to work on a case called the united states versus osama bin laden, the prosecution of al qaeda for bombing embassies in east africa. i became a prosecutor for myself helping make you any safer including here in the hudson valley from violent crime, chart dealing, domestic violence. now i'm left to be racing three little boys with my wife just a few miles to the house where i grew up for a mom still lives. i want to make sure that next generation for all of our families has the same opportunities to live the american dream that i had. that means focusing on the middle class, not on the tea party agenda. tonight i think you're going to your congressman gibson talk about being moderate and looking bipartisan solutions. when he looks past the rhetoric to the record come you'll see he's never a moderate when it matters. >> moderator: thank you, sir. mr. gibson two minutes. gibson: thanks, everyone for tuning in at home. for the past year said that the high honor of serving in the united states congress. you know my story. i grew up
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the intelligence field, at the cia. where quite literally -- >> i don't want to go too far there. we're -- i want to talk to you about the role of cable television. which you touched on before. in a recent interview with bill o'reilly of fox, you've derided ideological coverage of the news, bad for america, you said, making it difficult if not impossible for congress to reach across the aisle and find compromise. you also wrote an op-ed piece, this is not good for the republic. what do you mean? >> what i mean, and this goes back, it's really a continuation of the same thing. i mean, first of all, in addition to demonstrating the network news divisions could make money, there was a technological explosion. wasn't just the three networks anymore. now you had cable. you have satellite television, the internet. so now there are quite literally hundreds, even thousands of competitors out there. what is incredibly cheap to put on the air is a couple of people like you and me just going at each other, right? talking. what draws an audience is when, in fact, we disagree. when, in fact, we get nasty with
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
of information he had as cia director about the threat before the attack and also why the information coming back to washington about the attack is so confusing. they don't understand what strength he was getting real-time on why they made a mistake in the week they initially characterized the attack. >> what to think of you looking for the coming weeks as the investigation goes forward? >> that they were interested and is the partisan rancor dies down the dig into deeper issues involved because i think there's a lot of politics at play here. but there's questions about how the state department is forward in securing people that wants to keep diplomats on the ground, for example, countries. the defense posture and north africa knows that is the changing security environment there. we want a bigger defense posture? it will be interesting to see if they didn't delve into some of those issues. >> you can read emily's work at rollcall.com and twitter. emily cadei, we appreciate you here joining us this afternoon. >> pleasure to be with you. >> at the last nearly half-century, the discussion of the as
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
american history tv, 49 years later, the questions remain, the lone begunman, the cia, the mob, what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy sunday at 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> to middle east experts now whether the use of drops is effective to come pat al-qaeda, both featured pammists at the brookings institution looking at the rides of the terror group in yemen. this is about an hour and a half. >>ed good -- >> good morning and welcome. i'm the research director here at brookings for middle east policy. i'm delightedded that you all came out on such a cold and miserable day in washington. that shows your fortitude and the importance of what we'll discuss today. one of the developments i would say of the last decade, perhaps a little longer is the emergence of yemen from a country that was seen as relatively obscure, and from a washington point of view, at least, something that was not a priority to becoming a country that has gone from, i'd say, the edge of the radar screen to the center. unfortunately, as yemen moved, knowledge of yes , ma'am men,ñr --
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
on the basis of drone attacks, cia operatives, special operations forces out in the field, and all of that backed by civilian employees, civilian contractors, and we know next to nothing that is brought by these. islamic because the reporting is not being done? >> it's because we found that keeping the american public won't stand for a draft and the professional military wasn't enough to fight all over the world else we are now -- we've been focused on afghanistan we actually believe that all of the troops are coming back from afghanistan. it happens a year from now, two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously these are not issues the people that run the news programs today because they don't draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen and people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. we actually -- i know it solves totally idealistic but when you and i became journalists as young men, we believe that we were entering into a special chosen profession that meant something to the democracy. the calling, exac
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
." in a report requested by the c.i.a., the national research council wrote this year that -- quote -- "while climate change alone does not cause conflict, it may act as an accelerant of instability or conflict." and back to 2006, the center for naval analysis, a federally funded research and development center that's advised the navy and marine corps since 1942, convened a military advisory board of retired three star and four-star admirals and asked them to support on the threat of security on climate change. the report state that had quo question while uncertainty exists regarding the future extent of predicted climate change, the trends are clear. the nature and pace of climate change is being observed today pose grave implications for our national security. and of course, as the presiding officer knows, in the five years since, the evidence has tracked the worst of those climate change projections, not the most gentle. our nation's top military strategists, nation's top researchers, national research council and national academy of sciences all have recommended that our national security
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
that opportunity, i have been able to spend most of my career and nonpartisan public service. at the cia, i was able to work on a case called the united states versus osama bin laden, the prosecution of board members of al qaeda for bombing our embassies in east africa. i became a prosecutor myself, helping to make our communities safer including here in the hudson valley. violent crime, drug dealing, domestic violence. now, i am blessed to be raising three little boys with my wife, just a few miles from the house where i grew up to where my mom still lives. i want to make sure that that next generation, for all of our families have the same opportunities to live the american dream that i had. that means focusing on the middle class, not on the tea party agenda. tonight and you are going to your congressmen gibson talk a lot about being moderate and looking for a bipartisan solutions. but when you look past the rhetoric to the record, you will see that he's never a moderate when it matters. >> moderator: thank you, sir. mr. gibson, you have two minutes. gibson: thank you and good evening ev
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
the cia director had had an affair and he didn't tell the president or the intel committees in congress, should he resign, should older have resigned speak was holder should have resigned a long time ago, never one. and once again it shows the incompetence, or, or the complete neglect and dereliction of duty in eric holder's administration. if you think about it, i don't know what his duty is to tell the president of the united states what he knows, but he has a constitutional and statutory duty to tell the intelligence community what he knows about issues like this. and he failed to get, and i think the key to this is going to be the chairwoman of the intelligence community in the senate, because she's not happy. and you know, i know the media has done a good job of ignoring everything, every question we've asked about eric holder, but i think when she starts asking questions, i think we're going to get to the bottom of what's happening over here. and i am actually expecting her and her lying on her to do her job, or oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house.
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
an argument with the cia agent about whether or not they should support the mujahedin. jane has the right in this argument as women often do in my stories, jane, her boyfriend wants to help take over and she says you wait and see what they take over and there won't be any freedom or be interested in democracy. that did come true. i wasn't surprised when things went so bad in afghanistan. i actually met some of those people in the militia had been. someone who knew i was interested in that and that did not include my opinion on them. the other book you are referring to a sect in iran which is the true story. miley nonfiction book which was about the employee, ross perot put in jail during the iranian revolution, an adventure story across the country and also those revolutionaries at first appear to be on the side of freedom, but got into power like so many throughout history there were more impressive than the people who preceded them. no surprise, i wish there had been. >> i was curious as to whether in your research you come across any changes because there has been so much news over the
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
and a massive cover-up. >> this weekend on american history tv, the questions remain, lone gunman, the mob, cia, castro, military-industrial complex, what happened in dallas, the assassination of john f. kennedy, sunday at kevin:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> florida senator marco rubio will be in ireland, he will speak at a fund-raiser, and the first trip to iowa. >> earlier this week retiring massachusetts congressman barney frank talked about sequestration and upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations which he believes will cause a, quote, short-term bumps to the economy. he spoke at an event in the atlantic. it is 20 minutes. >> congressman barney frank in his last term as congressman, too big to fail and author of the deal breaker column in the new york times and cnbc, what is it? scrawled box. i watch it every day. and half of dodd-frank here. >> thank you. thank you for being here. about 100 things to talk about in a short amount of time and a lot of issues related to wall street, given the water cooler conversation seems to be the last 72 hours, general david petraeus and the real housewives
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
investigated for alleged misconduct related to the scandals that force the resignation of cia director david petraeus. this is about two and a half hours. >> good morning everybody. general joseph dunford jr. united states to be the next commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's hearing was originally scheduled to also include consideration of the nomination of general john allen to be commander of the u.s. european command and supreme allied commander. general allen of course currently holds the positions for which general dunford is nominated. however earlier this week the department of defense requested that general allen's nomination be put on hold, pending a department of defense inspector general reviewed. we have agreed and hope that the review can be completed from play. general dunford brings to this nomination he distinguished military career with over 35 years of military service. is currently the assistant commandant of the marine corps and is commanded combat forces in iraq. general, we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingn
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
that they start to behave differently and they start becoming amenable to the cia and syria's demand for personal hygiene, networks and adopting these protocols that will make all of the networks say for. >> so today is the last day of cybersecurity awareness month where we try to get that awareness that's been a challenge for the month. one of the things we need more of a public-service campaign there was a question earlier about when you look at vulnerabilities to you look at just the work environment or the home environment. a lot of habits you have at home and upcoming to work, and when you look at a lot of areas of innovation like bring your own device and things like that, if you want people to practice safe computing wherever they are. and whether or not it is their device, your device in the kiosk, so i think to sensitize the public to the challenges in a way that we did leader to keep america beautiful, to keep america safe. i eink that we really, really need to do that and the second point is sky is falling notion is hurting us because people think yack, yack are right we wouldn't want
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